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If You Have a Citi Card, Watch for Targeted Spending Bonuses to Earn Extra Miles & Points!

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If You Have a Citi Card, Watch for Targeted Spending Bonuses to Earn Extra Miles & Points!

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Citi kicked off the month with targeted emails for cardholders to earn thousands of bonus miles & points.  Depending on which Citi card you have, you can earn bonuses in certain categories like gas stations and grocery stores, or for spending a minimum amount, within a set timeframe.

For example, some folks report an offer to earn 2,000 American Airlines miles when you spend $200 on the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®.

But the offers seem to be highly personalized.  A few have already gone out, and Citi seems to be releasing more in waves.  So keep an eye on your inbox!

I Used American Airlines Miles to Visit Tokyo and Explore Shinjuku. Citi Is Sending Offers to Earn Bonus Miles & Points on Their Cards!

I’ll share a few offers floating out there right now.  Heck, you might even check your spam folder for these!

Citi Is Sending Targeted Spending Bonuses

So far, folks report the offers were sent to their email inboxes.  And bonuses are for folks with popular cards, including the Citi Prestige, the Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card, and Citi American Airlines cards like the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®.

Here are some of the offers so far:

  • Earn 5X Citi ThankYou points (up to 2,500 points) at grocery stores, gas stations, drugstores, mass transit & commuter transport with the Citi Prestige
  • Earn 5X Citi ThankYou points (up to 2,500 points) at grocery stores, gas stations, and department stores with Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card
  • Get 2,000 American Airlines miles when you spend $200 on the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®
  • Get 2,000 American Airlines miles when you spend $1,000 on Citi American Airlines cards

Folks report every variable of these offers can shift.  For example, Citi might want you to spend more (or less!), show different bonus categories, or award more miles.

I Got a Pretty Terrible Offer to Add an Authorized User When I Checked My Account Online

You might have luck finding and activating these offers by logging into your Citi account.  I didn’t receive any emails.  But when I looked online, I found an offer for 2,500 American Airlines miles for adding an authorized user to my Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® and spending $3,000.  No thanks!

If you want to check, click “Rewards & Benefits” after you log-in.  Then select your card from the drop-down menu and see what’s available.

I’m not sure if every bonus offer will appear here, but then again, I didn’t know this opportunity was on my account until I checked.  So it’s worth taking a peek if you’re curious!

Bottom Line

It’s always nice to get a bonus for spending on a card you already have.  Citi cardholders report targeted email offers to earn bonus miles & points on lots of popular Citi cards.

You might be able to find the offers in your online account.  But it’s worth checking your inbox and keeping an eye out for any special deals that come your way in the next few weeks.

Did you get one of these offers in your email?  Tell us about it in the comments!

Citi Premier Card

Citi Premier Card

  • Earn 60,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 points per $1 spent on travel including gas stations
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent at restaurants and on entertainment
  • Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • 60,000 Points are redeemable for $750 in airfare on any airline, anytime with no blackout dates when booked through the ThankYou® Travel Center, or $600 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • Points Transfer allows you to transfer points to participating airline loyalty programs
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases

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I signed up for one of these offers and Citibank only gave me about 1/3 of the spend bonus advertised. When you call to try to get it fixed, they say “I’ll need to forward your call to the group that handles that.” Then, you just sit in a hold queue that never gets answered by anyone. American and Citibank are trying to renege on these spend bonus offers and rip off customers. You won’t get what you were supposed to get without fighting for it. Since they won’t answer the phone, I am now resorting to writing letters.

For my Citi Advantage- I got the offer of 2000 miles for $200 spend

I also just got a special offer code for 25% off at LL Bean.

Looks like Citi Advantage wants to become a card we use for more than just AA tickets 🙂

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That’s a great offer – you should definitely take them up on it! 🙂